The need for improvements to our Nation’s infrastructure is imminent. Take a look at the following link. It is an annual report card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in regards to the health of our Nation’s infrastructural system.
It certainly seems that our legislators should focus on creating the infrastructure necessary to move this state forward rather than attacking workers. Call 888-907-9711 to tell your representative to focus on creating jobs instead of hurting workers.
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Listen to the following link and it will shock you!
During this new legislative session, there is a clear choice between legislators who support our state's working families and those who demonize them.
Missourians need legislators who will focus on getting our state back to work, instead of prioritizing their political payback for CEOs and big corporations with extremist legislation like the "Paycheck Deception" bill that makes it more difficult for teachers, nurses and other public workers to have a voice on the job.
Sign our petition and tell our legislators that it's time to stand up for Missouri's working families!
Our lawmakers need to come together in support of our state's workers and push for the type of legislation that Missouri's middle-class families deserve.
Please, take a moment and let our legislators know that we're watching and relying on them to fight for our middle-class families and values throughout the 2013 legislative session.
The following study was conducted by theHiggins Labor Studies Program at theUniversity of Notre Dame
The long-running battle over “right-to-work” (RTW) legislation reappeared recently in Indiana. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, in a recent report, contends that the growth of real personal income in RTW states has been higher than in non-RTW states. Their argument is that RTW laws lead to lower wages in RTW states, which attracts businesses to locate in those states. The increased business presence leads to higher income growth, which in turn leads – in the long run – to higher productivity and higher wages in the state.
We find the Chamber’s arguments unpersuasive. Obviously there are businesses that are attracted to low-wage areas, but in our current global economy it is a risky strategy for a state to think it can compete with workers in developing countries who are paid much less. Moreover, many companies reject the “low-road” approach of low wages and make location decisions on other criteria, like the quality of the work force, infrastructure, and quality of life.
Could low wages bring about high wages? The Chamber’s argument is that increased business investment will lead to higher productivity and eventually higher wages. But businesses that use large numbers of low-wage, unskilled workers are unlikely to see an increase in productivity. And even if productivity did increase, what is to say that those productivity gains would be shared with workers? Wages and compensation of workers have consistently lagged the growth of productivity since the 1970s.
I cannot begin to tell you how grateful and proud I am to be a member of LIUNA Local 110. Thank you!
I have attended Union meetings for the past 24 years missing only a handfull in my career and have never been given as much information as I received tonight. Not only was the information helpful, I left the hall proud to be a Laborer. I feel sorry for the membership of Local 53 who are seriously being short changed.
The donation to 5 for the Fight, hearing from the retiree, political information, information for Vietnam Veterans and on and on. It wasn't a race to get the meeting over. You guys are genuinely dedicated to the Laborers' and I thank you.
Thousands of working Missourians made their voices heard loud and clear against so-called “Right to Work” and other anti-worker legislation. Throughout the week, the halls of the Capitol were filled with working people from across the state, calling for an end to the attacks on the prevailing wage and anti-worker bills like paycheck deception and right-to-work for less.
The claims made by Oklahoma supporters of the phony right-to-work (for less) were a pack of lies...
THE FIGHT Is On for our MIDDLE CLASS WAY OF LIFE.
To better understand this issue we are posting a link to a recent study by the University of Notre Dame on Right to work for less, it is only 20 pages long and does a good job of explaining all the issues of Right to Work For Less without getting to technical to understand. To save our Middle Class Way of Life we need to educate ourselves and others about RTW and its false promises .
You and I know this cynical power grab will do nothing to address the jobs crisis in Missouri, but that won't stop them from trying.
Instead of attacking middle class workers, we need our elected leaders to work together to restore balance in the legislature and rebuild communities ravaged by tornadoes and other natural disasters.
Even conservatives have acknowledged that slashing wages for the men and women who are rebuilding Joplin hurts Missourians --- and helps companies who make their profits by cutting corners and busing in out-of-state workers. Rebuilding Joplin shouldn't be an excuse to give political payback to companies that aren't creating Missouri jobs.
There's work to do in America - 69,000 unsound bridges for starters -- and millions of Americans who desperately need work. It should be a no-brainer to put one and one together by getting men and women back on the job doing the work that needs to be done.
The Highway Bill, stalled in Congress for two years, would do exactly that.
It is the largest single piece of jobs-creating legislation in the nation.
So why aren't the Republican candidates for President talking about it? None of them mention the Highway Bill in their campaign materials, even though it supports more than 2 million good jobs and has traditionally been bi-partisan legislation from Presidents Dwight Eisenhower to Ronald Reagan.
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